Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sandy Hook residents with police and  criminal backgrounds involved in Sandy Hook shooting event
Sandy Hook residents with criminal backgrounds involved in Sandy Hook shooting event

I’m finding that several people with criminal backgrounds and arrests are involved in various ways in the incident.  A former police officer who was arrested for mortgage fraud in 2007 has spoken publicly in support of tighter gun control.  His brother also happens to be one of the officers assigned to guard one of the victim’s families.
“Michael Daubert, a retired state trooper from Newtown, said he once felt the same way. He said, “I was very pro gun, up until now.” (link)
Michael E. Daubert, 42, of Sandy Hook, faces new charges of first-degree identity theft, first-degree larceny, criminal impersonation, and 28 counts of second-degree forgery, according to Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane.
Daubert was held on $350,000 bail and will be arraigned Monday in Danbury Superior Court, Kane said.
According to an affidavit supporting his arrest, Daubert, a former police officer in Bethel and Naugatuck, used the name and identifying information of a New York man to obtain a mortgage on a property that he owned, Kane said.
Daubert also fabricated several documents related to the mortgage application, including a driver’s license and bank statements, Kane said.
As a result of the forgeries, Daubert received more than $200,000 cash from the refinancing of his property, according to Kane.
At the time Daubert was allegedly stealing the New York man’s identity, Kane said, Daubert was on probation for 2005 convictions for conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny, two counts of third-degree forgery, and second-degree criminal trespass in a scheme that investigators said was designed to conceal assets in his pending divorce. He received a suspended 30-month prison sentence for those convictions. (link)
Another Sandy Hook resident arrested for firing a rifle near Newtown High School is involved in raising donations for Sandy Hook via the Newtown Volunteer Task Force:
Newtown Bee, The (CT) – April 13, 2006
Sandy Hook Man Arraigned On Gun Charge
DANBURY – At his arraignment this week in Danbury Superior Court, a Sandy Hook man learned that he will be represented by a public defender in the criminal case stemming from his allegedly firing a rifle on his property last month, across the street from Newtown High School. Kevin Fitzgerald, 46, of 21 Berkshire Road was arraigned Tuesday on charges of second-degree reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge of a firearm, and breach of peace.
From the Newtown Volunteer Task Force:
A toll-free number has been established to make it easier for people to call with offers of help to the community of Newtown, Connecticut. The toll-free number – 855-364-6600– will be staffed by local Newtown volunteers and supported by the United Way of Connecticut state 2-1-1Infoline.
The toll-free number was established to assist local officials who were being flooded with phone calls and emails from people asking how they could help Newtown in its time of crisis.
A call center organized by the Newtown Volunteer Task Force, a local citizen’s group led by Kevin and Robin Fitzgerald, will handle the toll-free calls from people offering assistance, as well as follow-up directly with those people who called local officials and organizations offering help in the first week of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. “We have had so many people from around the country and the world offering to help our Newtown community, and their generosity is overwhelming and deeply appreciated,” said Mr. Fitzgerald. “We hope this toll-free number and local call center will make it easier for people to contact our community and to direct them on the best way they can help.”

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